Plainville Police Officer’s Killer to Remain in Prison

March 25, 2015

Sen. Henri Martin issued the following statement after the Connecticut Board of Pardons and Paroles on Wednesday rescinded its decision to release Gary Castonguay, the man convicted of killing a Plainville police officer Robert Holcomb:

“State officials righted a wrong today. Throughout this ordeal, the Holcomb family has displayed a tremendous amount of strength and perseverance. I commend the people of Plainville and throughout the state for speaking out on behalf of the Holcombs and rallying to support them. Now that this botched decision has been corrected and this vicious killer will remain in prison, we must now review the circumstances which led us to this day. We must take steps to strengthen the system so that what happened to the Holcombs does not happen to other victims’ families in the future. I look forward to leading that effort.”